The Diocesan Advisory Committee, who can help with any legal/statutory questions about church buildings.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Team, who can advise on any issues surrounding safeguarding issues and working with vulnerable people.
The Diocesan Stewardship Team, who can help with anything to do with money.
Diocese of Leeds Digital Learning Platform, where you can find courses, events, resources and more.
Useful information in the Equality Act 2010 about disability rights.
A list of places to apply to for funding towards inclusion projects.
Through Your Child’s Eyes – a series of simulation activities to help understand the struggles of children with additional needs.
The Additional Needs Alliance helps churches to include, support, create places of belonging for, and spiritually grow children, young people and young adults with additional needs or disabilities. Among their members are many individuals and organisations that offer a range of excellent services and resources to assist churches and other groups working in this area to make a real difference for their community.
Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. They tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of disabled and vulnerable people. Through a wide range of disability, education, training and community services, they promote inclusion and wellbeing for all. Together, they work to see people take part, contribute and be valued. They put the elements in place that all add up to connected lives and communities.
Torch Trust is the only Christian charity in the UK for people with sight loss. This year they started a campaign encouraging, and enabling, all churches in the UK to be more sight loss friendly. They provide resources, advice and training, free for churches who sign up. Visit their website, or phone them on, 01858 438260, for more information, and to sign up to become a sight loss friendly church.
See Around Britain & See Around Europe is a huge photo collection designed for everybody, including disabled people, to help decide if a venue will be suitable for visits. There are over 6000 churches and cathedrals listed on SAB, so it’s a useful tool for churches to point people towards.
Disabled workers often face challenges such as stereotyping, discrimination, and a lack of accommodations. Thankfully, there are a variety of legal protections and employment resources available that help people with disabilities overcome these challenges and advance their careers. Resume Builder has some tips for writing resumes/CVs as a disabled person.